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. they're working and shopping from home and see driving as an expensive hassle. 30-year-old nick johnson from printston, new jersey, last had a car when he was 18, choosing instead to travel by bike. he says commuting is a lot more fun on a bike, environmentally friendly and just practical. >> i don't have to park, pay for car payments, automobile insurance which i hear is expensive in jersey. it's a form of entertainment and exercise. >> reporter: research shows nick is becoming the norm. the number of young people between ages 14 to 34 without drivers licenses has increased from 21% to 26% between 2000 and 2010. during that time driving as a whole has dropped by 23% among 16 to 34 years old while those most likely to buy a car from 2007 to 2011, the age group shifted to 44 to 64. some say high student loans and i bad economy are reason. others say this is more than a temporary shift, noting sharp decreases in driving in rural areas and among after fluent young people. >> it used to be a rite of passage to get a driver's license and now it's not uncommon for people to say why bother. >>
a car has shifted from 35 to 44 to the 55 to 64 age group. 30-year-old nick johnson from princeton, new jersey, last had a car and driver's license when he was 18, choosing instead to travel by bus. he says commuting a lot more fun on a bike, environmentally friendly and just practical. >> i don't have to park. i don't have to pay for car payments, automobile insurance, which i hear is really expensive in jersey. it's a form of entertainment and exercise. >> while the economy has played a role with more unemployed young people and high student loan payments, experts say more young people are not driving because they're moving to urban areas with access to public transportation. technology has also made it easier to work from home and shop from home and more people see driving as a hassle. >> there was much more aspiration to buy certain cars. i don't think the younger generation has that passion around it. it's really more getting from a to b. they have more passion for what's in the car. things like entertainment systems. >> she expects millennials to eventually buy cars but it's up to
-olds. meanwhile, the age most likely to buy a car has shift from 35 to 44 to 65, ken johnson has chosen instead to travel by bike, he says commuting is better by bike, more environmental friendly, and just more practical. >> i don't have to park, pay for car payments and automobile insurance, which i hear is really expensive in jersey, it is a form of entertainment and exercise, so i don't have to buy a gym membership in addition to paying for a car. and it is fun. >> it is fun but while the economy has played a role with more unemployed young people and high student loan payments, experts say more young people are not driving because they're moving to urban areas with easy access to public transportation. technology has made it easier to work and shop from home, and more people see driving as a hassle. >> there was much more aspiration to buy certain cars. i don't think the younger generation has that passion around it. it is really more getting from a to b, and they have more passion for what is in the car, things like entertainment systems. >> now, she expects millennials to buy more cars, b
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